The Complete Guide to buying and charging the Bajaj Chetak (2021) including running costs and specs
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Overview of the Bajaj chetak
Chetak from Bajaj is a premium scooter that’s quick and minimalist, having its name based on its famous older sibling the Bajaj chetak scooter that swarmed the roads of India in the 90’s, it sure does evoke a sense of nostalgia among the older generation.
The performance, however, has come a long way. with its peppy electric motor and high powered batteries. it’s silent and fast.
let’s look at the specs and what it would be like to own one.
The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Bajaj Chetak from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% – 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.
|Charging method||Typically found at||Charging time*||Range/hour**|
|Empty to full|
|3-pin plug||Home||5 hours||23 km /h|
|7kW||Home / Work / Public Locations||N/A||N/A|
** Range per hour is the number of Kilometers you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.
Connector type and charging rates
You can charge your Bajaj Chetak with a 3 pin plug connector at home, work or at a public charging point using the included portable charger.
Cost to charge at home
The cost of charging depends on many parameters such as the city where you charge, the location where you charge, time of charge (day/night/off-peak hours), and Grid operator.
|State||Cost to Fully charge|
|Andhra Pradesh||₹ 7.28|
|Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej||₹ 11.06|
|Himachal Pradesh||₹ 11.06|
|Madhya Pradesh||₹ 14.14|
|MSEDCL (Maharastra)||₹ 20.552|
|Adani (Maharastra)||₹ 14|
|TATA (Maharastra)||₹ 12.04|
|BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra)||₹ 12.236|
|Tamil Nadu||₹ 5.6|
|Uttar Pradesh||₹ 16.8|
|West Bengal||₹ 19.516|
All prices mentioned above are approximated, and we have tried our best to get accurate price numbers, but in the end, the correct prices will depend on your monthly power supply slab. higher power utilization has separate tariffs that are not considered in this list.
Price calculations have been made by keeping the monthly household electricity usage of 0 kWh to 150 kWh
All power supply tariffs have been gathered from bijlibachao.com click on the link to get in-depth tariff data
If you wish to calculate tariffs for your particular household. you can use this calculator
Cost to maintain
|Cost of buying (A)||Rs. 1.41 lakhs*|
|Range (WLTP)||95 km / 2.8 units of electricity|
|Cost per Km (@ ₹6/unit)||₹ 0.17 per Km|
|Total cost of charging for 5 years** (B)||₹ 17,000|
|Yearly Maintainance*** (C)||₹ 8500 (₹ 42,500 for 5 years)|
|Insurance premium (D)||₹ 933 / Year (₹ 4,665 for 5 years)|
|Total cost of ownership after 5 years|
|₹ 2,05,165 after 5 years|
**Assumed travel distance 20,000 km per year (60 km usage per day)
***Price includes battery cost divided into monthly costs. Chetak’s battery is expected to last about 7 years and 70,000 and replacement costs would be 40,000- this translates into ₹670 per month, + ₹300 per year for brake pads
Honda Activa 5G DLX cost of ownership after 5 years would be ₹2,20,000 @ ₹80/L fuel
|Battery size||2.8 kWh|
|Battery Efficiency (Charzer estimate)||30 Wh/km|
Purchase, Tax & Subsidies
The Bajaj Chetak is eligible for FAME 2 subsidy that incentivizes e-two-wheeler makers by providing a subsidy of ₹15,000 per kWh on electric bikes and scooters in India.
|On-the-road price||₹ 1.41 lakhs*|
|Vehicle warranty||3 years or 50,000 Km|
|Battery warranty||3 years or 50,000 Km|
|Auxillary Battery warranty||18 months|
|Tyre warranty||12 months|
|Year 1 (2021)||₹ 0|
2. Tamil Nadu (Policy: http://bit.ly/tamnevp) 100% exemption for road tax and registration until 2022.
3. Telangana (Policy: http://bit.ly/tlgnevp) No road tax or registration fees for the first 2 lakh E2W purchased & registered in Telangana upto 2030.
4. Maharashtra (Policy: http://bit.ly/mahaevp) 100% exemption for road tax + registration up to 2023.
|United India Insurance Company Limited||₹933 + GST|
|FAME II||✔||₹42,000||Reduction of ex-showroom price|
|Delhi State Subsidy||✔||₹14,500||Reduction of ex-showroom price on top of FAME II subsidy|
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